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government will pay. >> president obama believe there is must be accountability for those who would eyes the world's most heinous weapons against the world's most vulnerable people. >> reporter: president obama kept to his schedule awarding a medal of honor and every indication says he'll order u.s. military action against sear you. options are sending in u.s. fighters or yierzing cruise missiles or both. u.n. inspectors in syria were shot at but finally allowed to the scenes of the two suspected chemical weapons attacks. experts worry so much time has passed any tests might be inconclusive. but some kind of military action seems sure to be ordered by the commander-in-chief. i'm steve handelsman, nbc news, washington. >> nbc news will have team coverage of the situation in syria including reports from the region and political pressure facing president obama here at 5:30. >> i'm maryann favreau where investigators warn you not to fall for scam artists warning to look for poisonous snakes. >> ladies and gentlemen, take the time to learn about the invisible wounds of war. >> a soldier with
a dream" speech. president obama spoke on that same spot. live at the lincoln memorial. good evening, steve. >> reporter: good evening. organizers say 100,000 people came here to washington today, most including president obama believe we have come a long way in our nation. it is still divided by race but nowhere near as badly as we were when dr. martin luther king jr. delivered his speech here in washington in 1963. 50 years later marching in washington again was ducky burris. less emotional this time. >> now i'm 77. >> reporter: is it because things are better now? >> things are better in some areas. >> reporter: half a century later on this day as the crowd gathered in the rain at the lincoln memorial only 54% of americans believe the dream has been achieved. only 21% of african-americans do. congressman john lewis is the sole surviving speaker from '63. >> 50 years later we can ride anywhere we want to ride, we can say what we want to say. those lines that say whites and colored are gone. >> reporter: all eyes were on america's first black president. barack obama did not descend
foreign troops leave afghanistan at the end of next year. president obama went to orlando today to address the national convention of disable d veteran and to begin his vacation with his family. brian mooar has more. >> reporter: before leaving on vacation president obama promised to do more work for america's disabled veterans. and he pledged those who sacrificed for this country won't lose their benefits despite washington's budget cuts. >> i believe this work is more important than ever. because this time of war that we've been in is coming to an end. >> the president hopes to have america back on a peace time footing in a year and a half. but his friday news conference showed he's fighting on a lot of political fronts. >> good afternoon, everybody, please have a seat. >> he's trying to calm the controversy over nsa surveillance. he's still battling members of congress over obama care. >> the one unifying principle in the republican party at the moment is making sure that 30 million people don't have health care. >> reporter: in martha's vineyard, president obama looking for a break fro
progress. the fire's up 20% contained. president obama and governor brown are involved. the governor toured the area today. president obama called governor brown yesterday, offering federal support if needed. richard sharp is near the fire line. we hear about the damage and the fire. tonight, we hear about the people. >> reporter: the last drop of the day for this tanker, before darkness forces the tanker away from the fire line. during the night, crews on the ground try to contain the flames. people watch the helicopters fortify the fire breaks this afternoon. saying the smoke from the fire is affecting them. >> in the morning, heavy, thick smoke. hard to breathe. >> reporter: along highway 108, people watch the fire creep closer. diana lives nearby. her son and expectant wife live closer to the fire line. does it make you nervous? >> very nervous. for them. >> reporter: helicopters fill the sky. for helicopters can make quicker trips. that helicopter right there is called a sky crane. they're coming in cycles because the fire is just over the hill. we look, there's another one, right ther
. president obama set to meet with his top team today to figure out what the u.s. should do when it comes to the crisis in syria. as two navy destroyers remain in the region in case they're needed. is the u.s. preparing a strike? >>> and no baby, a giant panda is a proud new mom today giving birth to her third cub. the eyes of the world watching their every move. we'll go live to the zoo to see how everyone's doing. today's saturday, august 24th, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with lester holt and erica hill. live from rockefeller plaza. >> good morning, everyone, welcome to "today" on a saturday morning, i'm lester holt. >> and i'm erica hill. tom, of course, with us because jenna is on maternity leave and is now officially a mom. >> she tweeted out about half an hour ago. said, survived first night home with harper, but just barely. she's got pipes. >> as a parent, jenna, i can tell you the crying will stop after about a week. trust me on that. everything will be fine. >> right? and it's not fair how the babies sleep for the first few days and you think piece of cake
the faa of dragging its feet on the issue. >>> a big win for a local company. obama care is coming and the silicon valley company is a key player. scott budman here with an exclusive look inside the company bringing the technology to health care. >> they are, raj. e-health got permission from the government to use the internet based platform to get people insurance under obama care bringing attention to a company from both washington and wall street. >> reporter: health insurance has been a struggle for millions of people, especially those who don't get it through their employer. >> on your health care -- >> reporter: the obama administration wants to change that with its new federal health care law commonly called obama care. >> replaces -- >> reporter: a big beneficiary of obama care is here in silicon valley. >> travelocity is health insurance. >> reporter: one way to describe e health, a company that will walk you through the web of health care on the web. >> we what we've done is really simplify the process, put all of the information very clear language, allow you to compare
to create bipartisan support for president obama. lawmakers support the president's decision to cancel an upcoming meeting after russia granted asylum to edward snowden. the president's move sends a stern message of disapproval. president obama will still attend the g-20 summit. >>> in health matters news you can use. a small study of older adults without dementia suggest chocolate could help keep brains sharp as they age. blood flow to the brain is key to memory. researchers at harvard medical school had 60 adults drink two cups of hot chocolate every day for a month. participants experienced increased blood flow. >>> only four percent of women deliver on their due date. even when researchers know the exact day an embryo implants in the wound. they found hormones could indicate an early delivery while older women tended to deliver later than average. the study published today in the journal found the average time from ovulation to birth is 238 days. >>> another study shows women who live in urban areas face an increased risk for post partum depression. researchers in canada found thos
on the ongoing bloody crackdown in cairo, president obama today called on both sides to cease-fire. however, he did not take the strongest action possible, which would be pulling u.s. aid. nbc bay area's steve handlesman has the latest from washington. >> reporter: president obama walked a thin line as he came to the music on martha's vineyard. he condemned the crackdown by egypt's military. >> we deplore violence against civilians. we support universal rights essential to human dignity, including the right to peaceful protest. >> reporter: but mr. obama suggested many egyptians, maybe a majority, i wanted the army to oust elected president mow ham mid-morsi and wanted the protests by pro-morsi backers ended but he said egyptians and he are horrified by 500-plus dead and by protesters killing cops and attacking christians. >> we call on the egyptian authorities to respect the universal rights of the people. we call on those who are protesting to do so peacefully and con dent attacks that we've seen by protesters, including on churches. >> reporter: the president could have gone further. he coul
school football this weekend because of the poor air quality. >>> still no decision from president obama on what action he wants to take against syria for the alleged use of chemical weapons. if he does take any action, he may have to do it alone. just a couple of hours ago the british parliament went against prime minister david cam money and rejected any military intervention in syria. in the u.s., democrats and republicans also hesitant about an attack on the syrian ren jet stream. they are demanding a vote first. nbc bay area's steve handelsman is in washington with the latest developments. >> reporter: america is divided. in raleigh, north carolina, calls for a military strike on syria. but the opposite view in charlotte. >> we should keep our nose out of other people's business and let them deal with it on their own. >> reporter: president obama warned last night on pbs that americans are in danger from what he charges the syrian government used. >> chemical weapons. they can have devastating effects. could be directed at us. >> reporter: today his top aides are presenting proof to
obama is asking americans for support as he moves closer to taking action against syria. today his administration bluntly accused bashar al assad's regime of releasing chemical weapons on his own people. we have the details. also, reaction from the syrian community here in the bay area, marianne. >> jessica, president obama says he won't send troops into syria. today i talked with the president of the syrian american council here in the bay area. he says his group, which has 400 members, is not asking for american soldiers to respond to syria but he is hoping the u.s. will take swift action to stop what he called the syrian president's rein of terror. >> reporter: what led up to the tragic deaths of more than 1400 people in syria. today secretary of state john kerry revealed unclassified intelligence indicating the syrian regime prepared for last week's chemical attacks for days. >> this is the indiscriminate, inconceivable horror of chemical weapons. this is what assad did to his own people. >> reporter: president obama said today he is considering a limited strike. >> in no event
coming up in a few minutes. >>> today the obama administration announced legal same sex marriages will be recognized for federal tax purposes. this means that gay couples can claim the same tax benefits as heterosexual couples. the ruling applies no matter where same sex couples live in a state that recognizes same sex marriage. the treasury secretary assured a today the rule assures that same sex couples can move around the country knowing their federal filing will not change. >>> the court is upholding the gay therapy ban. they say it doesn't violate the free speech right. it prohibits practitioners from offering psychotherapy aimed at making gay youth straight. the law has been on hold pending the ninth circuit's ruling >>> for the first time in a decade, scores fell this time on # today's release of the api shows a two point drop in test scores statewide. but a majority of schools continued to meet the statewide target of 8 h00 on the api. open unified, 721, san jose, 798, and san francisco unified, 805. the state also released the most recent numbers for the high school exit
the full forecast for you in a moment. >>> we are talking about president obama who is heading off for vacation. on friday, he announced the government will be taking a closer look at a surveilness program and whether american rights are being protected. some talked about whether it may be a victory for edward snowden. >>> a new book about the relationship between jfk and jackie kennedy. the story how jfk may have had a premonition about his own death before it happened. >>> could your posts on facebook be driving a wedge between you and your friends? there's a thing called oversharing. we will look at the site. >>> let's begin with the deadly flooding. dylan is here with more on that. >> good morning, willie. good morning, everyone. let's look at the video outside of colorado springs in southern colorado. look at the car swept away on a highway. it takes two feet of water to sweep away a car. there's more than that on that highway. at least one person is dead. officials are unsure if the victim was swept out of the car. the rain is coming down in buckets. it's actually monsoonal m
, president obama welcomed the 19 72 super bowl champions. led by don shula went 17-0. it wasn't common practice back then for sports teams to be honored so the dolphins today spent the day with president obama instead of president nixon. >>> back with tivo's next big thing! [ male announcer ] at sizzler... it's back for a limited time! fire grilled steak and golden all-you-can-eat shrimp for an incredible $9.99! only at sizzler! >>> let's go way back in time. when it launched in 1999 it started a revolution and didn't have much competition. >>> tee have is still a fixture but the silicon valley company is facing a lot of competition. scott spent time at tivo headquarters as the company rolled out its latest way to help you watch tv. >> the stakes are high for tivo because larger tech companies like apple and google not to mention cable companies are also trying to secure a spot in your living room. today tivo rolled out its latest box calling this "roam you." will it be a love stow for consumers or a tragedy if people decide not to buy. we demoed roam you. it does more than previous ti
was in washington meeting with president obama and attorney general eric holder. quan, part of a group of mayors discussing several topics. mayor quan says she asked president obama for more funding for oakland police and for the fbi and atf. >>> their jobs are to save lives. the paramedics in alameda county are revealing to us a broken system. >> tony kovaleski is here with results from a six-month investigation. this is one of the biggest responses in the bay area. >> they cover a critical area. an area where shootings and stabbings regularly make headlines. firefighters are usually first on scene. but the paramedic response can mean the difference between life and death. >> i'm afraid for anyone that needs help in the 911 system. >> en route. >> they don't know the people are being dispatched off of shootings for people that are intoxicated, complaining of headaches. >> reporter: he's a veteran paramedic working in alameda county. >> code three. >> i don't see how somebody's vomiting is in more dire state straits who over someone who has been shot. >> reporter: alameda changed their dispatch
obama is saying could happen next. >>> we'll have more on the closing of the bay bridge. more live reports later in the newscast. >>> a live look at the bay bridge. it is closed and the heavy equipment has come in. the crews are working on that level to bring in the asphalt, lay it down. you can see a live look right now. the crews are laying down, striping, repaving and getting ready for the big opening the day after labor day. it is closed to traffic for the next five days to so that workers can get it finished and open tuesday morning. we invite you to stay with us. we'll let you know if anything changes with the opening and how to get around town. >>> will the u.s. take action against syria in we may know more by tomorrow morning. the president says he is confident that the syrian government used chemical weapons on its people last week. >> the attack killed hundreds of people. u.n. inspectors are in syria investigating the attack. earlier today the u.n. secretary council did not reach an agreement on a british proposed plan that would authorize military force against syria. pr
tonight. san francisco, oakland and six school districts have been granted historic waivers by the obama administration. it's the first time that individual school districts have been exempted from the requirement. the federal education secretary says working with individual districts is the right thing to do. critics call it a dangerous precedent. the law enacted in 2002 sets requirements for every public school that receives funding. the exemption gives more flexibility to help disadvantaged students. >>> go to school and you can be whatever you want. that is a message aimed at oakland school students with a little help from a star. ♪ >> marshawn lynch is part of the video that urges kids to attend class. he went to oakland tech and cal before making it big. it's called i'm an oakland school kid and features kids from the oakland unified school district. >> very inspiring. >> good dancers too. >> and talented students. >>> let's get a check on the forecast from our talented weatherman. >> hot video cool on the numbers in the bay area today. plenty of widespread 60s in the north bay.
were killed. >> obama we need your help! >> reporter: outside the white house, demonstrators called on president obama to halt the bloodshed in syria. u.s. officials say there's little doubt chemical weapons were used last week in an attack that killed hundreds, leaving the president to consider plans for a possible military strike. >> we are prered to exercise whatever option, if he decides to employ one of those options. >> reporter: as the white house spent the weekend lining up support from other world power, syria finally agreed to let u.n. inspectors see the attack site on monday. the area has been shelved for the last five day, likely destroying evidence. >> i think we will respond in a surge callaway. >> reporter: though some are calls for action, few want boots on the ground. >> something that gets their attention, that causes them to yuptd stand that we are not going to put up with this kind of activity. >> reporter: the navy has four destroyers in the mediterranean, missiles ready to fire at the president's order. brian moore, nbc news, washington. >>> many people in isra
, of course, the president, mr. obama is there he is going to be speaking as well as former president bill clinton and jimmy carter. you can watch all of these events unfold live on our website. just log on any time to see this happening live, >>> crews have gained a little more ground on the massive wildfire now burning next to the hetch hetchy reservoir. the rim fire has grown to 18 ever 87,000 acres, larger than the size of san jose, san francisco and oakland combined. more than 4,000 fire personnel are now fighting the fire and they have it 23% contained. this is up from 20% from last night. the fire has already destroy ready 111 buildings, including 11 homes. 5500 other structures are threatened this morning including hundreds of homes. campgrounds within yosemite have been evacuated as well as tuolumne city the rim fire is releasing massive amounts of smoke into the air. those plumes are traveling more than 100 miles, clouding the skies in nevada and causing health problems for people there meteorologist christina loren has new details on the air quality in and around
on syria could happen any they now. steve handelsman has the latest. >> reporter: president obama worked the phones lining up allies. britain sound on board. >> it's about chemical weapons. the use is wrong. >> reporter: the french say they're ready, investigators have not finished their work in syrian fwhieshds where hundreds of civilians died. president obama no longer questions if chemical weapons were used or by whom. >> it is not around the can of whether or not the syrian regime is responsible the question is what is the appropriate response. >> reporter: the reported planned response is three days of strikes by creuise missiles. >> we can degreat the missile capability, their iesh capability. >> reporter: four u.s. destroyers are ready in the mediterranean. they're based in norfolk whose congressman is upset. >> i believe it's unconstitutional. >> they demand president obama call a joint session of congress but fears he won't. >> this is not right. it's not a democratic issue or off republican issue. >> reporter: the white house says it's consulting congressional leaders. meanwhil
for is the order interest president obama. five guided missile destroyers in the eastern med loaded with as many as 50 tomb map hawk missiles each. we're told all the potential targets have been downloaded into those missile warheads. those targets would include the command and control center for syria's chemical weapons sites and the delivery systems is like artillery, rockets and other devices, airplanes, air strips, but president obama has made it clear that this is not an attack intended to overturn the regime, regime is not is the target. it's limited and tailored, according to the president himself, lester. >> limited and tailored, you might even call it a hit and run attack. how effective in the past have those kind of attacks been? >> reporter: history shows, lester, they're not very effective, particularly when you're up against a strong military power in the region like syria. the most famous of those ineffective attacks i guess you could say happened in 1998 when president bill clinton launched a series of cruise missiles at slaum in afghanistan only to find that three years later, on
obama, what he's promising in the wake of the nsa leak. >>> it's not a sky is falling report but a new epa cal study says the effects of climate changing becoming more apparent here in california. what's causing oceans to rise and fires to blaze more viciously than ever before? a reality check is next. >>> also on the run but maybe not for long. a major development in the search for a san diego teenager and a man who allegedly kidnapped her. >>> that blue nissan versa that was a part of this week's four-state amber alert was found this morning in a remote location in idaho. the car belongs to murder suspect james dimaggio. wednesday witnesses on horseback reported seeing a man and a teen girl matching the description of dimaggio and 16-year-old hannah anderson. authorities in san diego county where the girl is there are now assisting local and federal authorities with this search. >> the search will consist of aerial resources, people on horseback, experienced obviously deputy sheriffs and other law enforcement personnel from that area that know the terrain and all the resources of the
concerns once again. craig. >>> president obama's trying to get a little r & r today as he and the first family vacation on martha's vineyard. of course no president really gets to unplug really. he has a number of major issues on his plate. david gregory is moderator of "meet the press." david, good morning. >> hey, craig. good morning. gun control, immigration reform, grand bargain on the budget, all of those things of course are on hold right now. has the president's second-term agenda, has it already stalled out? >> it does seem to be a neutral in a couple ways. one, there are the distractions, those things the president didn't count on including the leaking of this nsa program, the series of programs he's got to defend and try to reform. you mentioned gun control, other issues. i also think he has some of these interact problems especially with issues like immigration. this is the legacy item, this is a big campaign item and it does not appear to be heading in the direction that the president would want, let alone the fact you refer to the budget and continuing to fund the governmen
risked his life in afghan stand. at a ceremony at the white house, president obama awarded him a medal for his courageous actions. the president thanked him for his actions and service and told his children that their father's heroism is what makes our country great. >> what a true american hero looks like, then you don't have to look too far. you just have to look at your dad. because today he's the sight we come too see. >> i stand here proud that i've been chosen to represent the 50-plus soldiers and the many pilots faced with the impossible on october 3, 2009. >> the president also thanked carter and acknowledged him for seeking counseling, psychological counseling. he is the fifth living recipient to be awarded honors for actions in afghanistan. >>> the u.s. government has now concluded that the syrian government did use chemical weapons against civilians killing hundreds. the u.n. investigation isn't complete, although the pentagon is preparing what could be a military response for president obama's consideration. options include using cruise missiles. secretary of state kerry ca
the u.s. intervene in syria's civil war? that is a question president obama and his national security team are debating right now. >> the options that we are considering are not about regime change. they are about responding to a clear violation of an international standard that prohibits the use of chemical weapons. >> reporter: nbc news has learned the u.s. is ready to launch cruise missiles from the mediterranean sea. warships just offshore prepared to attack syria's artillery stockpiles without sending in any ground troops. >> president obama has asked the defense department to prepare options for all contingenciecon. >> reporter: the discussion coming to a head after the white house says it has no doubt president assad's regime used chemical weapons on a massive scale last week outside of damascus. >> chemical weapons have been used. everyone acknowledges their use. >> reporter: the two year civil war has killed 100,000 syrians. million have fled the country and are now living in refugee camps, including 1 million children. the u.s. has support from turkey and brittain. >> it's n
requires vigilance. >> reporter: but president obama, living proof that progress has been made. america's first african-american president. >> because they marched city councils changed and state legislatures changed and congress changed and yes, eventually the white house changed. >> john lewis is the sole surviving speaker from 1953. >> 50 years later we can ride where we want to ride and stay with we want to stay. >> reporter: tens of thousands gathered on the national mall for the commemoration including dr. king's family also jimmy carter and bill clinton. plus care line kennedy, forest whitaker and oprah winfrey. >> dr. king believed our destinies are all intertwined and he knew our hopes and our dreams really are all the same. >> we've got to keep on fighting and we've got to vindicate and stand up and substantiate that the dream goes on until the dream is achieved. >> on this anniversary the president spoke about joining together to build the middle class with improved health care and wages, a theme that will carry into the political budget fight ahead. janelle wang, nbc bay are
not knowing that an incoming student has a troubled past. >>> and finally, tonight, president obama has laid out his vision for public preschool for all. now we're seeing what a poll says. it finds that 50% of voters say they strongly support the president's proposal. 20% say they somewhat support the idea. and 21% oppose the plan. the president's proposal is controversial because it would require raising the toe back coe tax. >>> vector control crews will be out in force in north san jose. take a look at the map here. they'll be fogging for mosquitoes. it will start at 11:00 tonight. and it will take several hours. mosquitoes are very active this year. people are warped to protect themselves and eliminate standing water on their property. >>> there's a lot of talk about commuting. a new study reveals more than half of bay area residents drive solo to and from work. a look at the interchange in san jose, we have made progress. but the study shows the solo driving trend is getting lower as time goes on. and the bay area has the most public transportation users in the state. a uc berkley profe
. >> it was the first video for the song "every body" sung by jordin sparks. michelle obama doesn't sing on the free album but got big names like sparks, ashanti and dmc to contribute their talents. it's part of her let's move campaign which she launched three years ago. >> got a good beat. >> yeah. >> sounds good. >> thank you very much. that's going to do it for us tonight. >> thanks for joining us. nightly news is coming up next. we'll see you at 6:00. >> bye bye. >>> on the b >>> on the broadcast tonight, up in the air. the feds ground a mega merger between two airline giants, warning about higher fares and fees and fewer choices. tonight, what it really means for everyone who flies. >>> what lies beneath. a nightmare for thousands of homeowners living on top of sinkholes. tonight, a rare look deep down, where all those problems begin. >>> paying the price for obama care. designed to provide health care for all, but some businesses are cutting back to avoid the costs, doing some american workers more harm than good. >>> and the baby boom. for a lot of couples who have struggled to have a child,
kind of weather. we'll be right back. >>> first lady michelle obama in new york, encouraging children to participate in sport. it can help them teach them to succeed in life. part of the kick-off of the u.s. tennis tournament. >> if you want to be good at anything you have to work at it. i know your parents tell you that all the time but i want to emphasize it, if you want to be good at anything, you have to put the work in. you have to show up every day. >> u.s. tennis association has joins in michelle obama's let's move campaign, fissioning up tennis courts, training coaches, donating equipment to schools and clubs. there she is. >>> right now, mr. brodie brazil. what do you have? >> story i know you're going to care about, the big game between cal and stanford is actually reported to be on the move, if you can believe that. we'll tell you where the legendary football contest will be held in 2014. also this everybody a's put one down to the wire in baltimore today. a game that oakland's pitcher deserved to win. and did. we'll show you next, how he did it in sports. the critics agree
and slide show from photos marking a 50th anniversary. president obama plans to mark the moment by giving a speech this wepds from the very same steps dr. king did 50 years ago. >>> still do come, they once worked in the vineyards, now they have their own. hear the bay area proud stories of success. ♪ ♪ turn around ♪ every now and then i get a little bit hungry ♪ ♪ and there's nothing really good around ♪ ♪ turn around ♪ every now and then i get a little bit tired ♪ ♪ of living off the taste of the air ♪ ♪ turn around, barry ♪ i finally found the right snack ♪ ♪ ♪ i finally found the right snack ♪ try new fiber one peanut butter protein bars. >>> when you hear the words cultural festival, you probably imagine something quite different from the japan expo which is wrapping up today in santa clara. >>> okay, consider yourselves officially welcome. we're a celebration mainly through pop culture. this is our fist meeting where we've been running our show in paris for 14 years. >> the bay area was the first choice where promoters say the response has been so g
. this is where dr. king said those iconic words back in 1963 where president obama will deliver a speech of his own in a few hours and take a look at that very spot 50 years ago today where martin luther king had that poignant statement that's been a call to action so many generations afterwards. >> when you read about the history of this and think of the preparation, a quarter of a million people gathered on that day 50 years ago in a violence-free protest against a lack of civil rights and jobs. >> a moment that means so much to so many. al is there. he's in washington. he'll speak with the son of martin luther king jr. in a moment. we will begin with some breaking news. the crisis in syria. >> even as the u.s. military prepares to launch missiles at syria, a group of renegade computer hackers with close ties to the syrian military rallied to the defense of syrian president bashir al assad by attacking, of all things, "the new york times" and twitter. for the second time in two weeks, "the new york times" website crashed on tuesday. a group of computer hackers called the syrian electronic arm
it to the illinois bar. >>> edward snowden has asylum in russia for a year, angering the obama administration. russia issued snowden a refugee passport today. the white house is suggesting it might bow out of a planned summit with russia's president. snowden who admits leaking details about nsa programs is wanted in the united states to face espionage charges. no word on where he is tonight. his attorney says his location will be kept secret for security reasons. the temporary asylum can be extended indefinitely. >>> perfect controversy. sales of "rolling stone's" magazine with the alleged boston bomber doubled over last year. the magazine featuring dzhokhar tsarnaev was boy cocotted by stores, but the magazine has doubled its sales from a year previous. the boston bomber killed two people on the initial day and another officer later. more than 260 were also injured, including a 12-year-old boy. >>> the clock stuck 12:01 this morning and gay marriage became legal in two more states, minnesota and rhode island. they're the 12th and 13th u.s. states to recognize same-sex marriages. in minnesota, you se
, an all-out war as an unpredictable wildfire spreads. >>> forcing his hand, president obama makes changes to america's once-secret surveillance program after a explosive disclosure by a man he once dismissed as a hacker. >>> desperate hours, the feds make a big discovery in the frantic search for a missing girl. tonight the manhunt closing in on a suspected killer. >>> and making a difference. wounded veterans on an underwater mission to heal the planet and themselves. "nightly news" begins now.
bit later. >>> and there is a controversy at the state fair pap rodeo clown donned a president obama mask and then announcers openly mocked. well, residents and policies on both sides of the aisle are not happy. details on that. >>> breaking news near orlando this morning. a sinkhole causing a resort to partially collapse. our nbc affiliate is in orlando this morning. marina, good morning. what can you tell us? >> reporter: good morning. quite the scare for guests here. this resort is about 6 miles out from walt disneyworld. many of the guests coming back from the night after spending all day at the parks and once they got into their room they reported hearing popping noises, window shattering. emergency crews here in minutes and evacuating all 36 guest from two buildings affected by this sinkhole, and all of them accounted for and thankfully no injuries reported. the elevator was the first part to go once the ground gave way and about 3:00 this morning the west wing of one of the buildings also tearing away from the rest of the structure. >> what are you hearing from officials about
and suffering. >> reporter: president obama kept informed on vacation but so far has not pulled u.s. aid. >> and our days for being able to influence egyptian politics one way or the other have long gone. >> reporter: like the stability of the world's largest arab nation, once a reliable u.s. ally. >>> the principal who devoted himself to helping rebuild columbine high has decided to retire. principal announced this is his last year at the school acknowledging that it has been an emotional decision for him. after the deadly shooting he stayed on the job because he promised the then-ninth grade class he would remain tew their graduation. the class graduated in 2012. they were kindergarteners at the time of the shooting. >> we had to redefine what normal is. people feel after a horrific event you wake up and everything is back to where it was. it is never going to be. that doesn't mean you give up hope. >> he says he knows columbine will also be associated with the mass shooting. he says schools are now safer and public awareness is much higher. >>> the big change at the pentagon where pla
that lost a loved one gunned down during protests. >>> president obama's urging both sides of the egyptian conflict to stop the violence as the death toll continues to rise, now over 600 people dead. mr. obama has announced they have canceled joint military exercises with egypt. we have the latest from cairo. >> reporter: egypt is dangerously divided. some people took to the streets today to celebrate the government's crackdown. they said it was a necessary step against a quote terrorist organization. but many people in this country still do back the muslim brotherhood and the ousted mohammed morsi. those protesters who were crushed yesterday were burying their dead. we went into one mosque and saw hundreds of bodies lined up on the ground. there were families coming in looking for their loved ones. some bodies were so badly burned it was unclear who exactly had been killed in this violence yesterday. and this might not be over because this division has not played itself out yet. the egyptian government, the military that took over and through the muslim brotherhood out is showing zero tol
friendship? >> president obama condemned the violence this past week. many in washington worry that the military will force the muslim brotherhood under ground. >> even though they started this, we can't support what the military is doing in response. >> the bay area dozens of people gathered to protest that military rally. they're against the coup and saying hundreds of innocent are dieing. >> the thing from yesterday, and that was the call for this day, is to stand up for humanity. people have been dieing. >> according to independent news reports, more than 850 people dies just since last wednesday in protests with the military. >> the chp needs your help tonight. a fatal collision happened last night in san jose. sheryl herd is rival with more for us. >> reporter: police say they really need your help on this because they have very little to go on. they're looking for a ford pick up, and they say it's in connection with a fatal crash. it happened at 8:45 last night. one person told her neighbor she heard something, and the next thing she knew there was a man dead on the grou
is wednesday and president obama plans to mark the moment by giving a speech at the same time and from the same place as dr. king did 50 years ago. >>> new at 11:00, the owners of this puppy want him back. the police say the nine-week-old puppy was stolen from a locked car in mountain view this afternoon. his name is uso and he is a mix of a chihuahua, dachshund and pit bull. he is super friendly and loves people. the car was parked to where central expressway meets mountain view boulevard. it is not clear how the thief broke in to the car. >>> also new at 11:00, new york is suing donald trump. the state attorney general filed a lawsuit against trump today for $40 million saying the real estate mogul's trump university engaged in deception, steering students in to expensive and mostly useless seminars. trump responded to the lawsuit with a post on twitter calling the attorney general a lightweight who's trying to extort him. >>> all right. from that we will go to weather and check in with anthony. it was a beautiful day today. >> it was beautiful. in fact, our winds have begun to pick up. the l
investigation. >> i have spoken with president obama yesterday. we have discussed how we can work together and ex-pedestrian dial the investigation. >> reporter: arab league is refusing to authorize military action. now the u.s. is increasingly alone in its desire to carry out punitive military strikes. it say its if it doesn't do them, bashar al assad will have got answer way with a war crime. richard engel, nbc news. >>> the south bay august veteran police dog is recovering today after being bitten by a man. you heard that right. this video she is knife-wielding man in confrontation with deputies monday night. one point, the man stabbed himself in the chest three times. that's when deputies released the dog named ski to take the suspect down. deputies say he punched, choked and bit the dog before they were able to wrestle him to the ground. ski suffered a couple scraped pause and will be back to work soon. the man who authorities say was on trucks at the time is recovering in the hospital. >>> might be hard to get your fast food fix today and that's because some fast food workers in the
on the terror threat. president obama is being briefed on the latest. he was updated by national security council adviser susan rice after his top security team met to discuss the threat. >> there are 22 u.s. embassies and consulates shut down today across 17 muslim nations, and that's to keep those who work there safe. and the one in yemen which is considered high risk with al qaeda gaining a foothold there. >> let's get the latest from richard engel. good morning. he's live in cairo this morning. >> reporter: good morning, lester. diplomatic activity around the world has been severely disrupted by the series of closures. behind me is the u.s. embassy in cairo that is closed today. it's closed because of the security threat. u.s. embassy officials have told us they're still assessing new information to determine when they could reopen. it's not a good time to be a u.s. diplomat in the muslim world today. with u.s. embassies shuttered, 22 of them from kabul to cairo. and beyond. it's the first time a general alert this sweeping has been issued since the u.s. braced for retaliation after a
more retile, but out of jail. >> richard edged in cairo, thank you. 6 >>> the obama administration is releasing acknowledging that the nsa was ordered by a federal judge in 2011 to stop scooping up thousands of communication from americans with no connection to terrorism. the court ruled the nsa's actions were unconstitutional and ordered the agency to fix the problem. >>> embattled san diego mayor bob filner has reached a tentative deal involving a sexual harassment lawsuit. the 70-year-old mayor is facing allegations from at least 17 women. this is amateur video of filner leaving city hall on wednesday night. san diego city attorney says a proposed resolution has been reached, and will be presented to city council on friday. >>> fire fighting resources are being stretched to the limits, as crews continue to battle 50 fires, and out-of-control fire is threatening about 2500 structures near yosemite in california. and in idaho, the beaver creek has now burned more than 100,000 acres. nbc's miguel almaguer was given rare access, with the bird's-eye view with a veteran helicopter. >>
improves, but are capped at 8.25%. >>> president obama's health care overhaul has turned into a big win for a silicon valley company. the government just gave e-health permission to use its internet-based platform to help get insurance. >> it's to simplify the process, put that information in clear language, allow you to compare plans side by side, just as if you're buying a laptop online. >> investors liked today's news. shares of e-health jumped by almost 30%. the company makes money by collecting commission. >>> diaries written by three women kidnapped and held captive were revealed today. the details are chilling it confirms more than 900 counts of kidnapping, rape, assault and aggravated murder leveled against castro. he pleaded guilty and will be sentenced tomorrow. >>> police in texas pulled over george zimmerman for speeding over the weekend. tonight we're looking at the dash cam video of that traffic stop. you can see it here. zimmerman told the officer he had a gun in the glove box and he was going nowhere in particular. police gave him a warning and told him to slow down. thi
the g-20 between president putin and obama. i'm jim maceda, innocennbc news reporting from moscow. >> thank you very much, jim. >>> a south bay mayor organized a blood drive but not allowed to donate himself. tell you about the ban he is trying to overturn next. harvest coming early this year. why grape pickers are already out there in the bay area getting the job done. >>> they look like they are enjoying that weather out there as they pick those grapes. good morning to you, i'm meteorologist christina loren. temperatures are nice and mild out there right now. and more good news, our air quality dramatically improving, changes headed our way as go we getted to weekend. we will take you through the changes nbc bay area news comes back. >>> east san jose, police setting up that perimeter, they have corn eared gunman, possibly already taken him into custody. we will check back in with bob redell at the scene with the latest. we are back in a matter of minutes. >>> we have an update now to the breaking news we brought you at the top of the show, san jose police have a neighborhood in
to be coming out o the arabian peninsula. you'll recall president obama met with the president of yemen earlier this week. there have also been a number of drone attacks in yemen this past week alone. now the british also closing down their embassy in yemen for at least two days. we don't have any word on how long the u.s. embassies will be closed. they will close down on sunday, possibly longer. we'll have to wait and see about that. we know that president obama has been briefed. he'll continue to be briefed throughout the weekend. now, if you or a loved one planning to travel overseas, u.s. officials say the best thing to do is to log on to the state department website, you'll find a lot of information there. you can also register your travel plans there. >> kristen, thanks. >>> as these terror fears mount the u.s. embassy in cairo is one of the embassies on the list to be closed on sunday. near the embassy. ayman, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, lester. the u.s. embassy behind me normally would be open on a sunday morning. it's the beginning of a workweek here. but instead, it's goi
international sanctions because of its nuclear ambitions. >>> here in the united states, president obama celebrated his birthday this weekend. he turned 52 today. yesterday, he played golf with a couple of friends. this week, the president's plans include a trip to california to visit troops at camp pendleton and an appearance on "the tonight show" with jay leno. >>> we have a winner but not the big, big winner in last night's powerball drawing. ticket sold at this arco station in milpitas is worth more than $1 million. had five of the six numbers so close, but no one had all six numbers, the jackpot rolls over to about $400 million for wednesday night's drawing. the winning numbers last night -- ♪ [ hero mom ] oh, yeah. we're gettin' cereal. 'cause over 40 general mills cereals are 130 calories or less per serving. just look for the g. boom! that's how nutrition is done, people. [ laughs ] ♪ [ female announcer ] hey ladies. you love it. you've got to have it. cinnamon toast crunch, 'cause that cinnamon and sugar is so irresistible. everybody craves those crazy squares.® >>> long-ti
but officials couldn't rule one out either. president obama gathered his national security team. congressional leaders given classified briefings. >> there ease been an awful lot of chatter out there. chatter means conversation among terrorists about the planning that's going on. very reminiscent of what we saw pre-9/11. >> reporter: senior intilly against officials say it starts in yemen. the same group that put an underwear bomb on a flight to detroit and mailed one in a printer to chicago. they're seeking revenge after its deputy commander was killed last month in a drone strike. >> reporter: al qaeda militants have been experimenting with surgically planting a bomb inside an attacker's body. >>> thanks, rich. >>> that threat has police in san francisco also reacting going into heightened alert mode this morning. the department releasing a statement reading in part, quote, we want to be proactive given the state department's warnings in order to protect our citizens and infrastructure in san francisco, end quote. police adding a reminder there is no direct threat to san francisco. >>> new d
you, sam. do you know how it works? now 57 days until the next phase of obama care takes effect. today senator barbara boxer was in the bay area spreading the world. they say the clinics will be keep in helping educate people about the insurance options. the challenge will be signing up enough people under the age of 30. spreading the word is key for the program's success. officials with the california plan say many of the state's 7 million uninsured will qualify for insurance under the program. >>> and the man suspected of driving his car through a crowd is a drifter with a history of petty crime. he's seen by the dark blue car in the this surveillance video. four years ago he was jailed in colorado for shoplifting and trespassing and arrested for reckless drinking and driving in florida. l.a. police suspect he was living in his car purchased in colorado but had no california's driver's license. a woman on her honeymoon was killed in the rampage. 11 others were hurt. >>> a handful of u.s. embassies in the middle east and north africa remain closed after fears of an al qaeda terror att
resources and guidance for how to address the problem. >> michelle obama also helped the cause. despite the encouraging ruls, one in eight preschoolers is obese. >> president george w. bush is at a texas hospital this evening after undergoing heart surgery. doctors discovered a blockage in one of his arteries during a routine checkup yesterday. this morning, surgeons placed a extent to open up the blockage. the former president is in high spirits. .nearly half a million people in the u.s. have this procedure done each year. >> we wish him the best of health. now our chief meteorologist jeff ranieri. jeff likes to combine two months. maybe this is augember. >> october. >> yes. >> that was a classic thing last year. combining the months. i kind of gave it a break. we'll bring it back. let's get a look at the doppler radar. you can see we are looking at weather we shouldn't have this time of year happening. definitely more reminiscent of late spring, also early fall. we have a few rogue showers across lake tahoe producing lightning strikes on the way towards reno. and also these light show
: as president obama has spoken out against the law twice, saying it's offensive, it violates basic more or less, but he said a boycott would only hurt athletes. >> i want to just make very clear right now, i do not think it's appropriate to boycott the olympics. we've got a bunch of americans out there who are training hard, who are doing everything they can to succeed. >> reporter: the international olympic committee has said the olympics games coming up need to be free of discrimination for everybody. they said russia has reassured them that the law would not affect athletes or attend yees, but they said everybody's going to have to obey russian laws. now the ioc is asking russia for more clarification. back to you. >> thanks so much, michelle. >>> a controversial police policy that didn't get off the ground in san francisco is unconstitutional. a federal judge made that ruling today with the new york police department stop-and-frisk policy, saying it violates the fourth amendment. the judge found the policy illegally singled out a large number of blacks and hispanics. the judge said she's no
obama has canceled joint military exercises with egypt scheduled for next month. >> we call on the egyptian authorities to respect the universal rights of the people. we call on those who are protesting to do so peacefully. >> no sign of things getting better. today the egyptian military said it will use deadly force to protect churches and government buildings. the united nations security council also held an emergency meeting today to discuss this crisis. >>> well, that violence in egypt is taking a toll on families right here in the bay area. several have lost loved ones in just the past few weeks. nbc bay area's marianne pfaffo talked to a man. >> he says his brother-in-law was shot to death in egypt yesterday. he says his commitment to democracy cost him his life. for weeks as the violence in egypt escalated so did ahmed regab's fear for his brother-in-law's safety pf he knew he was in rabah square protesting. >> he couldn't settle for having his vote stolen away in the way it happened on july 3rd. >> reporter: ahmed lives in santa clara. yesterday he said his worst fea
family is larger this morning. the obamas are welcoming their second dog, named sunny. nbc white house correspondent peter alexander has the story. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. the grass doesn't get greener than moving in here in the white house. a sweet pad sitting on 18 acres right in the heart of the nation's capitol and from the look of things, sunny obama is fitting right in. ♪ move over bo, there's a new dog in town and for our inaugural play date, the white house released its own music video. ♪ a pair of presidential pets frolicking on the south lawn. that will get tails wagging. the first lady tweeted "so excited to introduce the newest member of the obama family, our puppy sunny." just 14 months old, sunny is a michigan native named for her cheerful personality, the family says. a portuguese water dog just like bo because malia has allergies. >> he doesn't know how to swim. >> president obama fulfilled his campaign promise to his daughters. >> you have earned the new puppy that's coming with us to the white house. >> reporter: sasha or malia must have sw
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